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Capitol Quotes: May 31, 2013

“I’m not really getting a lot of support from folks (in the Legislature), so I’m going to step aside and try to find other ways.” — House Speaker Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, announcing he is dropping an effort to send the question of Medicaid expansion to voters.

“July 1st usually forces something, not necessarily good, but it forces something.” — Republican Rep. John Kavanagh on when a state budget might be finished.

“The Legislature should exist in order to get it right, not to get things done quickly.” — Republican Rep. Adam Kwasman advocating for staying in session as long as it takes to craft a conservative budget that doesn’t include Medicaid expansion.

“It’s a liberal budget, it came in as a compromise and then it got bloated, and now it’s just the worst of both worlds — you have a bloated budget and you have Medicaid expansion.’’ — Republican Rep. Warren Petersen on the Senate budget proposal.

“(The law) turns Asian-American women into suspects.”  — Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asia Pacific American Women’s Forum, on the reasoning behind a lawsuit to overturn a law outlawing abortions carried out to prevent the births of females and minority babies.

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